Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater

4.3
#7 of 15 in Things to do in Oceana County
Mears State Park is a 50acre state park in Pentwater, Oceana County, Michigan. It is a sandy park directly on Lake Michigan, bordering a channel leading into Pentwater Lake. The park only covers 50acre but has swimming, camping, and picnicking areas and a one-mile (1.6 km) hiking trail. The park land was once owned by Charles Mears, who was an early settler of Pentwater, and was donated to the state by his daughter in 1923 when Michigan was beginning to establish its state park system.Facilities Beach House Store Campground - 175 Sites, 1 Lodge Lighthouse Picnic Area Picnic Shelter PlaygroundActivities Fishing Hiking - 1mi Metal Detecting SwimmingNearby Points of Interest Pentwater Pier Mac Wood's Dune Rides www.macwoodsdunerides.com
Use our Pentwater driving holiday planner to add Charles Mears State Park and other attractions to your Pentwater vacation plans.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
114 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Short walking trail with great view of the water and pier head. Benches are scatter throughout the part that offer awesome views of the dunes, beaches and lake.  more »
  • Lovely place with small town feel. We were late in the season but the sunset was amazing. Not sure why the park benches were torn down for the season. Late Oct?  more »
  • Spring, summer, and fall are all good times to visit Mears State Park. They do a great job of keeping the beach clean and the grounds pleasant for all. You may prefer more space when camping, but you ...  more »

Plan your trip to Pentwater

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pentwater

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Pentwater by other users

15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Traverse City & Pentwater BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Pentwater BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Pentwater BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM TAIWAN February, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Pentwater BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans